Information for Families

Brandeis Parents & Families

If you are looking for general Brandeis information directed toward family members, visit the Parents and Families website.

Brandeis families are invited to follow the Brandeis University Families Facebook page to receive campus news and announcements, and stay connected with Brandeis and fellow families.


Download the free mobile guide from Guidebook for the most up-to-date information about DEIS Week (Orientation), including schedules, maps, and much more! You can also sort through the schedule by using different “tracks”: for first- year students, transfer students, commuter students, or parents and families.

Two ways to get the DEIS Week schedule on your phone:

  1. Go to, click on "Find Guide" and type in "DEIS Week"
  2. Go to the app store on your phone, search for "Guidebook" and download. Open the app and search for "DEIS Week."

While in the area

Our hometown of Waltham, Massachusetts is an exciting city full of shops, restaurants and necessities. The Student Service Bureau (SSB) is your go-to place for awesome on-campus services such as care packages, laundry service, microfridge rentals and more. There are many local resources in the Greater Boston area.

Learn more about visiting Brandeis

Hotel Accommodations

Offering Brandeis Orientation Rates

The two hotels listed below have rooms blocked at a special rate for Brandeis Orientation. Be sure to mention "Brandeis Orientation" when calling to reserve a room.

If you prefer another hotel, there are several options in the Waltham area.

Boston Marriott, Newton
2345 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466

August Orientation: $169/night (reserve by July 15, 2019)
January Orientation: $119/night (reserve by December 13, 2019)

Embassy Suites
550 Winter St.
Waltham, MA 02451

August Orientation: $149/night (reserve by July 24, 2019)
January Orientation: $149/night (reserve by December 10, 2019)

Offering Regular Rates

Hilton Garden Inn Boston/Waltham
420 Totten Pond Road
Waltham, MS 02451

The Westin Waltham
70 Third Ave.
Waltham, MA 02451

Hotel Indigo
339 Grove Street
Newton, MA 02462